As of October 2015, some popular apple picking places in Illinois include Jonamac Orchard in Malta, All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock and Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park. Orchard hours coincide with the apple harvest season. Most orchards open in August and stay open through October; however, hours vary.
Jonamac Orchard offers numerous varieties of apples, such as Pink Lady, Gala and Ruby Mac. Customers can consult the Jonamac Orchard website to see when certain varieties are being harvested. Jonamac Orchard also offers other activities, such as a barnyard and corn maze.
All Seasons Orchard has similar attractions. It also has a corn maze and barnyard. All Seasons Orchard also offers a shooting gallery where customers can aim apple shooters and pumpkin cannons.